over 3 years ago

Weather Data (CIQ 3.2)

I have a data field where I need the current temp to provide a better modeling for a metric. Device temps are not trustworthy because direct sun exposure (Edge devices in particular) heats up the device, generating bad data.

CIQ 3.2 Weather looks interesting. Questions:

Say you are climbing Pikes Peak, a mountain summit in Colorado, topping out over 14K ft up.

The weather data is probably based on a weather station near the base. Can we get the altitude of the weather station providing the temps so we can make altitude adjustments?

If we ride out of cell coverage at 11am, does the CIQ 3.2 weather data use cached projected temps for say 12noon, 1pm, etc. Or just return a null/error value?


-- Dave

  • From what I've seen (even with the native weather widget on watches) is the data updates every hour. (for me, the reading seem to be consistently from 51 minutes after the hour - this is in observationTime in current conditions)

    In getCurrentConditions(), you get the observationLocationName as well as the observationLocationPosition.  So, you can get the lat/lon, but would need to do some kind of secondary lookup for the elevation at that location.